West Africa, reported from Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Cameroon
females large (in between 7,5 and 9 centimeter), males much smaller
In captivity continuously when kept at room temperature
Polyphage, with a preference for Rosaceae (Prunus, Rosa and Rubus are recommended)
Easy and fast. Caterpillars are ready to pupate in six to seven weeks. Keep the first 3 to 4 stages in well ventilated plastic containers and move to netted cages when older. Keep dry and warm (room temperature). Pupal stage is short (approximately 2 weeks).